Line continued their ready to wear expansion for the fall winter 2011 – 2012 season. The season adds coats and pants to their traditional line up of knits. The collection was very 70s in terms of palette and style. Typical colours like orange, blue, mustard, beige and burgundy complimented neutrals of black and grey. The knit textures included cable, crochet, patchwork and loops.
Line was one of the many designers that used fur this season but it was used sparingly. I always talk about my granny nature with fur and Line stuck to the traditional with raccoon stoles, collars and trim. The rabbit fur biker jacket was an interesting modern take on fur but I felt the raccoon vest was overwhelming on the body. My granny fur sensibilities didn’t prevent me for loving the rabbit fur knit which was used in some beautiful open wraps.
The floor length cable knit dress sounded great on paper but didn’t deliver for me in person. It seemed a bit too restricting, perhaps a side slit would help. The floor length crochet dresses are some of my favourite, especially in mustard. I also loved the chunky patchwork open wraps. Line still does great pants and I’m very interested in the wide leg and skinny velvet options. Of course, I want a shearling leather jacket, badly.
I loved the show overall but I felt the styling was a bit heavy. It was pretty boho and sometimes there was just too much going on.
Also check out the TDot TV video where the designers talk about their inspiration. I also have a short interview about the collection too.